Nissan Rogue Select
All Rogue Select models come with a 170-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front- or all-wheel drive variants are offered; the all-wheel drive system is oriented toward good all-weather performance, rather than toward off-roading. The 4-wheel independent suspension has stabilizer bars front and rear to help keep cornering flat while maintaining a smooth ride. Electric power steering helps save fuel, and EPA ratings for the Rogue are as high as 22 mpg city, 28 highway on the front-wheel drive version.
The Rogue has spacious interior, with buckets for two in front and a bench that's either more than enough for two adults or a little on the tight side for three. The rear seats are split 60/40 and they fold forward for more cargo space. The front passenger seat also folds forward to allow extremely long cargo items like ladders to fit (more than 8.5 feet in all). There are also plenty of storage bins, as well as an oversize glovebox, a big center console and a removable/washable tray that's under the cargo floor--good for either dirty/muddy items or keeping valuables out of sight.
All the safety and security features that are expected in this class come standard--that includes front side airbags, roof-mounted side-curtain bags for front and rear occupants, anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control and brake assist.
Standard features on the Rogue Select include iPod connectivity, a 6-way manual driver's seat and illuminated vanity mirrors. Cruise control and a trip computer are among the standard features on all models. A Sport Mode button also features on all trims.
Options are scarce on the Rogue Select. The Convenience package, available on both the front-wheel and the all-wheel drive, includes cruise control, a rear spoiler, a rearview camera, satellite radio and Bluetooth.